Help Replace Dobson Employees' Tools

As most of the organ community is now aware, Dobson Pipe Organ Builders' factory was tragically destroyed by a fire on June 15th. This is a huge blow to the organ world.

Although Dobson will rise from the ashes, both literally and metaphorically, many employees' personal tools were lost in the fire and most likely won't be covered under Dobson's insurance.  This includes drills, jigs, voicing tools, and wiring/electrical tools. This campaign aims to provide the employees with the funds needed to replace their personal tools so they can hit the ground running once Dobson begins operations again.

We estimate that the $10,000 goal will purchase the necessary equipment for all employees. Rather than purchasing the tools ourselves, 100% of funds raised will be delivered directly to Dobson President, John Panning, for distribution to employees.

In addition, if anyone has any unwanted hand tools, they can be dropped off or shipped to Foley-Baker, Inc.'s shop at 42 North River Rd., Tolland, CT 06084 and they will be forwarded to Dobson at the end of the fundraising campaign.
  • Maria Jette 
    • $25 
    • 4 d
  • Donald D. Livingston 
    • $50 
    • 5 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 5 d
  • Martha Mutch 
    • $100 
    • 6 d
  • Martha R Dorow 
    • $25 
    • 7 d
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Organizer and beneficiary

Mike Sutcliffe 
Organizer
Tolland, CT
John Panning 
Beneficiary
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